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Have you seen any visitors in church over Christmas?

The wise men travelled from the east. They were searching for the new born baby because it was important to them to come and visit Jesus.

The Magi visit Jesus

When they found Jesus, they were full of wonder. They didn't say anything but they knelt and worshipped him.

Sometimes actions speak louder than words!

Mind your language

What language do you speak?

Most people in the UK speak English, but there are lots of other languages spoken here.

Native languages in Britain Do you know anyone who speaks Welsh or Gaelic or Cornish? These are some of our native languages which few people still speak.

There are over seven thousand different languages spoken in the world. The language spoken by the most people is Mandarin Chinese.

Some languages are in danger of being forgotten or lost because no-one speaks or understands them any more.

This year the United Nations is highlighting these languages. They are a way of telling about a people's customs, knowledge, memories and history. They help us understand each other.

Spices acrostic

Name these spices:

Spices acrostic
Spices acrostic

Answers below.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year
Look Out

Hanworth: Youth Club Fridays in term time 4.30pm

Sunbury: Aloud 11th and 25th January 7.00-8.00pm

Sunbury: Still Louder 11th and 25th January 8.00-9.00pm

Hampton: All Age Service 13th January 10.30am

Sunbury: SundayKidzClub 13th January 3.30pm

East Molesey: Alight 18th January 4.30-5.30pm

Circuit Children's Party at Sunbury 19th January 5-7pm

Hampton: Breakfast Service 3rd February 9.15am

East Molesey: All Ages and Parade 3rd February 10.30am

Once Upon a Time

What kind of stories do you like? Traditional folk or fairy story or modern or real or made up?

National Story Telling Week begins at the end of January, with events in libraries, schools, hospitals and clubs.

Story time

Stories can be told and listened to by all ages.

Everyone has at least one story to tell.

What's yours?


For many Twelfth Night on 5th January marks the very end of Christmas. People take down all their decorations.

Toasting Sometimes it's celebrated with a party. Traditionally it's time to Wassail.

This is an ancient toast wishing a person good health. A large bowl of warm spiced drink is passed from person to person with the exchange of the word "wassail".

Wassailing also takes place in orchards as a blessing on the fruit trees particularly apples. As well as drinks and food, songs are sung - and there's a lot of noise!

Knock knock

Who's there?


Abbie who?

Abbie New Year!

Wassail Punch

Try sharing this hot fruit drink and wish everyone good health.

What you need

What you need for Wassail Punch
  • sharp knife
  • potato peeler
  • apple corer
  • wooden spoon
  • teaspoon
  • ladle
  • baking tray
  • cutting board
  • saucepan
  • glasses

1 Ingredients

Ingredients for Wassail Punch
  • small apple
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Spices: cloves, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ½ teaspoon ginger, star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 litre apple juice
  • orange peel


Wassail Punch step 2

Wash, core and slice apples.


Wassail Punch step 3

Place on tray and sprinkle with sugar. Roast in oven at 180°C for 20 minutes.

Tip: Ask an adult for help with the hot oven.


Wassail Punch step 4

Cut strips of orange peel and push cloves into the strips.


Wassail Punch step 5

Put spices and strips of orange peel in a pan. Pour in the apple juice and heat gently for 10 minutes.

Tip: Ask an adult for help with the hob.


Wassail Punch step 6

Add the roast apple and continue to heat for 5 minutes. Stir and allow to cool slightly before serving.


Wassail Punch step 7

Carefully ladle into your glasses. Wassail!

Spices acrostic answers

Spices acrostic answers

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